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Ideologies of War and Theologies of Healing

February 23 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm



This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact info@lumenchristi.org. This event is co-presented with the Sheptysky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, and co-sponsored by Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Commonweal Magazine, America Media, the University of Chicago’s Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, the Three Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and CNEWA. 

One year later, the war in Ukraine has risen and fallen in the news cycle but remains an ever-pressing issue in Europe and abroad. Scholars, pundits, and public figures have done much to diagnose the ideological engines that drive the conflict, yet even the most careful public reflection fails to grasp the interrelationship between the religious and cultural forces in play. Just as religion has been weaponized in this geopolitical conflict, so too can it be wielded to tend to these wounds. This panel turns to Church leaders, international relations experts, scientists, and scholars fluent in the traditions of the Christian East common to Russia and Ukraine—to explore principles that can aid in the just-peacemaking and the healing of trauma inflicted by the war.

Join us for this panel discussion featuring Metropolitan Borys Gudziak (Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia), Elizabeth Prodromou (Boston College), Perry Hamalis (North Central College), and Gayle Woloschak (Northwestern University). The event will be followed by a reception.

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